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Seismic Hazard Zone Maps for Bay Area counties become officialSeismic Hazard Zone Maps for Bay Area counties become officialCalifornia Geological Survey released five official Seismic Hazard Zones maps affecting communities in Contra Costa and San Mateo counties. The maps identify areas with potential for earthquake-induced landslides and liquefaction, and come with requirements for landowners and local governments.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/official-releases, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/official-releases2019-04-04T18:30:00Z
Nearly $2 Million in Grants Issued to Protect and Restore State ForestsNearly $2 Million in Grants Issued to Protect and Restore State ForestsEight organizations have received $1.85 million in grants to hire watershed coordinators who will build local capacity to improve forest health.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-Nearly-$2-Million-in-Grants--to-Build-Local-Capacity-to-Protect-and-Restore-State-Forests.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-Nearly-$2-Million-in-Grants--to-Build-Local-Capacity-to-Protect-and-Restore-State-Forests.aspx2019-03-21T21:00:00Z
New Regulations for Idle Oil and Gas Wells to Safeguard Public, EnvironmentNew Regulations for Idle Oil and Gas Wells to Safeguard Public, EnvironmentDOC announces final approval of new regulations that will protect the environment and ensure that the oil and gas industry is financially responsible for testing, remediating, and, if necessary, permanently sealing idle oil and gas wells. The new regulations will become effective April 1. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-New-Regulations-for-Idle-Oil-and-Gas-Wells-to-Safeguard-Public-and-Environment.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-New-Regulations-for-Idle-Oil-and-Gas-Wells-to-Safeguard-Public-and-Environment.aspx2019-03-21T18:00:00Z
Scientists on the Front LineScientists on the Front LineGet the facts on post-fire debris flow, including the difference between mudflows, mudslides, and landslides. California Geological Survey scientists are part of CAL FIRE-assembled teams that assess the potential for flooding and debris flows in areas impacted by recent wildfires.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/Fact-sheets/Post-Fire-Debris-Flow-Facts.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/Fact-sheets/Post-Fire-Debris-Flow-Facts.aspx2019-01-16T20:00:00Z
Funding Available for Ag Land ConservationFunding Available for Ag Land ConservationThe Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has approved grant guidelines and is seeking applications for projects that protect agricultural land and reduce greenhouse gases.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Funding-Available-for-Ag-Land-Conservation.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Funding-Available-for-Ag-Land-Conservation.aspx2019-01-10T18:00:00Z
Watershed Coordinator Grant Guidelines IssuedWatershed Coordinator Grant Guidelines IssuedThe Department of Conservation has released final guidelines for its Forest Health Watershed Coordinator Program. Applications for nearly $2 million will be accepted through February 15. The program’s goal: to address local needs in improving forest health. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/watershed/Pages/Index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/watershed/Pages/Index.aspx2018-12-07T23:40:00Z

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